Saint John's Policies

Returning Students

All returning Saint John's students are required to make an advance payment each spring prior to pre-registration for the fall semester. This payment is refunded through June 30. For those students requesting campus housing, a room reservation payment is also required. Additional housing information is available at the Residential Life Office.

Room Rentals

As a residential university, all first and second year students are required to live on campus. Applications for housing are sent to all Saint John's students who are offered admission. Residence hall accommodations are assigned according to the date the advance payment is received.

Room rentals are on a school-year basis even though the room may not be continuously occupied. Room changes are permitted only with direct permission from the Residential Life Office.

Saint John's students who wish to remain in their rooms during vacations must make special arrangements with the Residential Life Office. Failure to make these arrangements will result in a $20 per day fine.

Specific rental information can be obtained from the Residential Life Office. 

Board Contracts

All students living in residence halls are required to participate in a Comfort plan. Students will be placed on a Comfort Meal Plan option for fall and spring semesters. Students who live in apartments or in residential hall suites (with cooking facilities in the suite) have the option of choosing a residential meal plan or an apartment style meal plan.

Contracts do not include meals during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Spring vacations or during recesses between terms. Additional information is available through the SJU Dining Service office.

Payment Options

Various payment methods are available at Saint John's that will allow for installment payments during the school year. Monthly payments can be arranged through the Saint John's Student Accounts Office.